Original German WWII M40 Refurbished WWII Heer Double Decal Autumn Camofaluge Helmet - Stamped Q66 With Original Dog Tag Identity Disc
Original Item: Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fine example of totally original Model M35 M-1935 German WW2 large size 66 helmet shell. The shell is faintly stamped Q66 indicating that Quist in Esslingen, Germany manufactured it. It also has lot stamp 388 on the rear skirt. Size 66 is a nice large size that can accommodate liners from 58cm to 60cm or US 7 1/4 to 7 1/2. Size 66 shells are much harder to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.
Also included is a lovely totally original German Panzergrenadier Regiment 114 Identity Disc Dog Tag (Erkennungsmarke) which is constructed of stamped aluminum. The information stamped on the ID Disc is as follows:
0 2 A R 161
The soldier was in the Panzergrenadier Regiment 114 which was part of the Kradshutzen Bataillon 6. This was part of the larger 6th Panzer Division that served in Eastern Europe on the Russian Front during Barbarossa and served among other places in the battle for Moscow. The Kradshutzen were highly mobile as recon and were best known as motorcycle troops. Therefore, this helmet would have been worn by a soldier who was part of motorcycle recon in Russia with the 6th Panzer Division.
What does refurbished mean? While the shell is 100% genuine WWII manufacture, we have tasked, perhaps the very best German Helmet restorer in the USA, to customize this helmet. Every detail is hand done, with the finest materials including a hand painted shell with high quality authentic decal. Please know that the paint, decal, liner and chinstrap, while they look totally original are all new and the helmet has been refurbished to look as if it was picked up off the battlefield by a USGI and brought home as a war trophy.
This helmet is one-of-a-kind there will never be one exactly like it, making it a true collectors piece that will do nothing but appreciate in value in the coming years. This is a rare opportunity to own a genuine WWII German Helmet for a fraction of the cost of one with original camouflage paint and decals.
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